Monday, 20 March 2017
Canadian Jets - de Havilland DH-100 Vampire F. III EEP42387
Originally assigned with RAF serial VP770, but never marked. Taken on strength with the Royal Canadian Air Force in July of 1948 and given serial number 17069. In service with No. 411 (Aux) Squadron and/or No. 400 (Aux) Squadron, based at RCAF Station Downsview, Ontario.
Retired and sold to Fliteways Inc, of West Bend, Wiscoinsin, with a new civil registry of N6877D, recorded in March of 1958. Later sold to Ken Cook Publishing Co, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1963. Purchased and brought to Calgary, Alberta, by The Honourable Mr. Justice A. Milton Harradence, receiving a Canadian civil registry of CF-RLK.
Part of the original 1964 collection of the later foundered Air Museum of Canada, moved to the Calgary Centennial Planetarium ground in 1973. On display at the former Aero Space Museum of Calgary, now known as the Hangar Flight Museum, since 1988.